Grateful Dead Live at Cal Expo on 1993-05-26
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
This has been commercially released as "Road Trips Vol2. #4"
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|Samson And Delilah|
|Here Comes Sunshine|
|Ramble On Rose|
|Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again|
|Box Of Rain ->|
|Victim Or The Crime ->|
|Crazy Fingers ->|
|Playing In The Band ->|
|PLayin' In The Band Reprise ->|
|China Doll ->|
|Around And Around|
flac16; SBD> Dat (48k); Transfer: Dat (Sony D8)> RME Hammerfall Digiface> Sony Vaio C1VP> Samplitude v7.02 Professional> FLAC; Transferred By Charlie Miller
- 2005-05-02 08:29:19
- SBD> Dat (48k) > Dat (Sony D8)> RME Hammerfall Digiface> Sony Vaio C1VP> Samplitude v7.02 Professional> FLAC16
- Sacramento, CA
- This has been commercially released as "Road Trips Vol2. #4"
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Cal Expo
Subject: One of the best Playin' ever!
Subject: Rex & 20
This was a Rex benefit and a benefit for the 20th anniversary of Rock Med - which means the musician's regular gig salary was put into their philanthropic kitty and given to their chosen causes (The Dead had founded their own NPO). Cal Expo's performance venue was short-lived; just 15yrs old when it was replaced with Murphy Field. There was no actual "amphitheater", and neighbors worked to shut the venue, even though no houses were close. From the band's point of view it was an easy venue to play (not one of my personal faves). Californians liked it because it's so crowded everywhere that a 14k venue seemed tiny, and the Dead were now playing stadiums. The middle show of the run, they got better each night [from skippable the first, to choice highlights by the third].
First Set. They feel out the unusual opener in a cool way. One of two set peaks, Here Comes Sunshine was in the middle of its renaissance. The middle section here is nice. Most of the rest is average '93, including the 9th version of Robbie Robertson's Broken Arrow, and Jer enjoying his MIDI toys on Ramble on Rose. Stuck Inside of Mobile is one of the better ones and that peak extends to Deal. Bouncy in a light way that allows Jer certain liberties, this is one of the best latter-day Deals you will hear.
Second Set. Box of Rain is almost painful, but after you make it through Victim is a relief, even with shoes in the dryer. It does have a fine, long tease into Crazy Fingers. The latter has wonderful Jer fretwork, even if the rest is shaky. He is certainly having a decent show. Late in Playin' come the first sparks of the set. The jam has a couple cool sections - jazzy and even psychedelic, but also quite subdued/mellow. Drums>Space is a weird one on the official release. It is culled from over 30min to 5min, using a whopping 16 edits (13 in Drums, 2 in Space, 1 in both). It uses 14 bits of Drums and 3 bits of Space. The edits range from 4 sec to 11:34, and the segment used range from 6sec to 26sec of Drums, and 12sec to 1: 01 of Space (cutting a total of 16: 37 from Drums and 8: 16 from Space). There are also a few sound components apparent on the Miller SBD that are muffled or faint on the official (which misses the best parts anyway). Corrina was a common song at shows at the time [26 in '93, its biggest year], yet before this one it was rare on official releases. And they could've done better: Bobby forgets the 2nd verse and the bridge trainwrecks. They go back into Playin', and though they don't tarry it's still one of the only sparks of classic Dead in this set. Jer gives all to China Doll, making it the tightest of the night. The rest is average '93, but check Around & Around @4:15 - that's Bobby on MIDI.
1st Set: B-
2nd Set: C
Overall = 3 stars
Deal - goes over the top
SOURCES: The miller_27776 fixes some issues the other SBD sources have, but a matrix would help the dryness. Road Trips v2 n4 has most of the show except for a complete Drums>Space. It has a slow Samson (needing +1% pitch adjustment).
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: Must Spin 93
Highlights: Here Comes Sunshine, Playing In The Band, Drums, Space, Playing (Reprise)
Subject: This is one "stoney" set
Subject: may be a "set two" for the ages...
Subject: momentary lapse of time during space~jam in 1993 expo!
Subject: Guilty Pleasures......
Boogie with Stew.
Subject: great show
Subject: Cal Exposed
Subject: Superb Playin' But...
This show is right on! Anyone who thinks it sucks can e-mail me and we'll have it out. It's easily as good as the sainted Autzen shows at which I was present. I live for Playing's like this! Enjoy.